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U Visa Lawyers and Their Role

U visa lawyers help victims of a crime to determine their eligibility and obtain U visas. Nonimmigrant status U (U visa) is reserved for victims of certain crimes who suffered substantial physical or mental abuse and were helpful to government or law enforcement officials in investigating or prosecuting crimes. 

A U visa is intended to encourage crime victims to assist law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting crimes without fear of deportation. The U visa covers a variety of crimes, including domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, kidnapping, felony assault, extortion, unlawful criminal restraint, human trafficking, and obstruction of justice. USCIS provides a comprehensive list of crimes that qualify for the U Visa.

A U visa is valid for four years. However, U visa holders can apply for legal permanent residency or a green card after three years.

You can successfully navigate U visa complexities with the help of an immigration law firm such as the Law Offices of Leonelba Martinez. 

U Visa Eligibility

To qualify for a U Visa application, the following requirements must be met:

  • The crime took place in the united states or broke US laws.

  • You are a victim of a crime on the list of qualifying crimes.

  • You suffered mental or physical abuse.

  • Your assistance was or will likely be helpful in the criminal investigation or prosecution.

  • You are admissible to the United States.

  • You can provide information about the criminal activity in which you were a victim. If you are a minor, your parents or guardians can give the information to law enforcement on your behalf.

How Do Boynton Beach U Visa Lawyers Help?

The U visa application process is complex and requires an experienced Boynton Beach immigration lawyer to guide you through the process and help you:

  • Obtain all the information required to complete your U visa application, including the necessary police report and other law enforcement records, to determine your eligibility

  • Collect the law enforcement certification, which is an integral part of the U visa application process as it proves that you provided helpful information during the investigation

  • Draft a convincing personal statement

Experienced immigration attorneys can help you overcome barriers to obtaining a U visa and offer alternative routes to obtain legal immigrant status.

Leonelba Martinez: Your U Visa Attorney

The Law Offices of Lenelba Martines has vast experience offering immigration services and may be able to help you obtain a U visa. From start to finish, we guide you through the entire U visa process and advocate for your rights. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can a U Visa Be Denied?

The USCIS can deny your U visa application if you don’t meet the eligibility criteria. However, you will be granted a U visa if you meet all requirements.

 

What Are the Benefits of a U Visa?

Victims of crime will get the following benefits :

  • Qualifying family members will obtain temporary immigration status.
  • You will gain US work authorization.
  • You will be eligible to obtain lawful permanent residence status after a few years and eventually US citizenship.